4.12.2010

giveaway #11

Last giveaway's winners are: mountainweaver, you have won the pattern and the lovely yarn to make the vest, and Crochetbunnii, you have won a copy of the pattern. Congratulations! Please shoot me an email at yarnonthehouse@gmail.com with your info to claim your prize.

Boy-oh-boy, do I have a special treat for you today! I am happy to announce our guest designer, blogger, podcaster of the week: Alana Dakos from Never Not Knitting.




For those of you who don't know Alana, she is the writer and photographer of the popular Never Not Knitting blog as well as the voice behind the Never Not Knitting podcast. Over this past year she has gotten into the world of knitwear design and has self published many popular patterns that you can find here and in yarn shops across the world .

I got the exciting opportunity to speak with Alana recently, and we decided that it would be fun to do a personal interview as an audio recording for my blog, since Alana is a podcaster. Alana's candid interview delves into her personal life a little more, which is a nice addition to the knitting talk we are used to and know from her regular podcasts. You may learn a thing or two about her that you may not have known before...enjoy!









If you are having trouble seeing the player to listen to the interview (should be right above this sentence), please visit the following link: http://yarnonthehouse.com/podcast/yoth_nnk_interview.mp3


Alana offers a wonderful selection of beautiful knitting patterns on her site and for this week's giveaway she is hosting SIX winners the chance to win a signed copy of her best selling pattern, the Cedar Leaf Shawlette.




Along with this fantastic pattern, the SIX winners will also receive a copy of Alana's Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe! If you don't know what I'm talking about, then you probably haven't listened to the recording yet!




And, that's not all! ONE lucky, lucky, lucky winner will also receive 2 skeins of HandMaiden Lady Godiva yarn in the Cedar colorway! This yarn giveaway is sponsored by the absolutely wonderful, fantastic, super online shop ONE PLANET YARN & FIBER.

If you have not had a chance to visit the One Planet Yarn and Fiber shop, you need to take a look. They carry a beautiful selection of quality yarns and fibers. One Planet is also offerring all the YarnOnTheHouse followers 10% off through the end of May when you use the coupon code: House10.




I would like you to do the following if you would like to be entered into this week's giveaway:


1) Have an address in the US to ship the yarn to. If you have a friend or relative that has a US mailing address who is willing to be your shipping sponsor, that will work as well. I will send it to them and they can then forward it on to you.

2) Post a comment on this blog post by the end of Sunday, 4/18/2010, telling us if you have used any HandMaiden yarns before and if so, what you think of them. If you haven't had the opportunity to try HandMaiden yarns, you can just leave a general comment for the blog, Alana, or One Planet. Have fun!

3) Please post only one comment to give everyone a fair chance.

Again, I'll randomly pick the winners on Sunday and post the results on Monday along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.

Sincerely,

Ve

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stringsofpurls said...

I have never used this yarn, but it looks yummy! And I love the color! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sara Kirby said...

I love Alana's podcast and listen regularly. I've never tried Handmaiden yarns before but after seeing the beautiful Cedar leaf pattern I definitely want to try both the yarn and the pattern! Thank you for hosting this blog and this give away!

The Knitting Gnome said...

I love Alana's podcast. Great interview!!

I have some Handmaiden Casbah. I haven't knit with it, yet. I know that I will. It is just waiting to decide what it will become. The colors of the Handmaiden yarns are so pretty.

Silvia M. said...

I have never used this yarn but it looks beautiful. And I'm a huge Never Not Knitting fan! Alana is SO talented!

Mary LeMaster said...

HandMaiden Yarn I have never seen nor used. Maybe I live in a closet!!! But it looks so yummy!!!
Also Alana is really just so talented!!!

Laura said...

Oooh...the yarn is lovely. It is, in fact, so lovely that I find it painful to admit that I have, in fact, never knit with it!

Heather said...

Wow! What generous sponsors this week. Woohoo!

I haven't had a chance to work with Handmaiden yarns yet, but I've got my fingers crossed that I'll win, and then I'll get to!

I can't listen to audio on this computer, but those cookies sound intriguing!

Tanya said...

I have never had the opportunity to knit with Handmaiden yarn, but I did have the chance to fondle someone else's skein of lovely Handmaiden yarn. So soft and luxurious! I love the rich colors!!

Kim said...

I have never used Handmaiden yarn but would love to give it a try. The hat is gorgeous.

Ginger said...

I haven't used Handmaiden before, but I would love to try it!

Loca4crafts said...

I just recently discovered your blog and love it!

I have never knit with this yarn, but it looks beautiful.

Beth said...

I have never tried Handmaiden yarns, but I love listening to NNK. The Cedar Leaf Shawlette is gorgeous!

Kristen said...

I own a skein of Handmaiden Casbah and a skein of SeaSilk. I haven't decided what to make with either of them but they are lovely to pet until I figure it out!
I would LOVE to win the pattern and the yarn!

marianne said...

I haven't used Handmaiden yarn before and would love a chance to try it!
I've been wanting to make the Cedar Leaf Shawlette pattern, too.
downloading the interview now...
thanks for this amazing giveaway!

French Press Knits said...

I have never used Handmaiden yarns before (but have heard how wonderful they are from Alana's podcast!). Would love the opportunity to win- the cookies also look amazing :) The interview was so much fun to listen to- thanks for an enjoyable afternoon!

Sharon said...

I have used some Handmaiden yarn before, I made some beautiful fingerless mitts. Would love to try some more!

Elizabeth said...

Nope, I've never used Handmaiden before, but it looks beautiful... what to make, what to make...

leah said...

I've never had a chance to knit with Handmaiden, but I've heard great things about it!

Lori said...

I've never used this yarn, but boy would I love to give it a whirl! I subscribe to Alana's blog (along with yours, obviously), and I want to thank you, Ve, for such an amazing giveaway this week!

WickedCookie said...

I never have used Handmaiden, but I've been wanting to check it out! Those cookies look amazing, yum.

Barbara said...

That yarn looks absolutely divine!! I haven't had the opportunity to try out the Handmaiden yarn before but I will be giving it a try in the very near future.

Jodi said...

That was a real treat! I loved hearing Alana open up -- and I think that revealing to knitters that you're into cleanliness and not into drinking is most definitely charming!

I love Handmaiden yarns, esp. the Seasilk. So many pretty colors.

Andrea said...

I have never used Handmaiden yarn but it looks delicious and I love (!!!) Alana and her patterns. She's so sweet. Those cookies also look delicious and now I need to go find something sweet to eat :)

Jennifer said...

I've never used this yarn, but I've also never met a yarn I didn't like!

Sarah said...

Wow, I would LOVE to win this one!!! What a great pattern and colour!

Sherry said...

Great podcast!!!

The green and leaf go perfect together.

Allison said...

Would love to win...what a great color!

Julie said...

None of the yarn shops around here carry Handmaiden, so I didn't even know it existed. Looks pretty, though! And I love Alana's blog. :)

OliversMommy said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win!

jessecreations said...

I have never heard of or tried Handmaiden yarn, but it sure is beautiful!!

Jess

jessicacook17@hotmail.com

patsy said...

No, I've never used the Handmaiden yarns before but the cedar colorway is very lovely. patsycoats@bellsouth.net

aanderson said...

Have seen the Cedar Leaf pattern mentioned a lot on Ravelry would love to give it a try.
Anne

JulieD said...

I have not used the yarn before, but it looks lovely.

I am a regular podcast listener and blog reader of Alana's. Thanks to the both of you for such a great and generous giveaway!

Me said...

OMIGOSH!! I have been obsessing over Alana's Cosette Shawl. I know the givaway is for the Cedar leaf shawl and that is would be great too!! I have not knit with the Handmaiden yarns but I would love to try them.

Anonymous said...

Alana, I love your sixteen cable hat, it is great. Thanks for the giveaway. Amanda

Tammy said...

I have never used this yarn before, but I have been venturing out to new yarns and it looks like a yarn I would definitely want to work with. The pattern is gorgeous!

Turtle said...

i have used their yarn before! I made the Multnomah shawlette this past fall and it is dreamy! I was actually just thinking of purchasing another skein(ok, 2) to make another shawlette, new pattern. It knit up so well and feels like silk! The colors are pure and lovely! Yup, lol, can you tell i really like them!! Great interview, i luv her hat and am off to peek at all her designs now.

mountainweaver said...

What beautiful yarn! I would love to knit with this one. Thanks, Alana!

kshotz said...

I just bought Alana's shawlette pattern a few days ago and have been agonizing over yarn choice. (Haven't had the pleasure of experiencing the yarn called for.) I'm looking forward to knitting Cedar Leaf! Thanks for another great edition of YOTH!

dragonharrower said...

I've never used (or even seen) HandMaiden yarns, but that colorway looks gorgeous! I've been eying that shawlette for awhile now. It'd look lovely with my skein of Never Not Knitting Green. :)

tammy said...

i have never used the yarn, but am a fan of alana's web site. i love her legwarmies pattern! thanks for the opportunity to win!

Serenity said...

Ive not used the yarn but oh my it is amazingly beautiful! Hope i get a chance to try it out!!

Connie said...

One Planet is a great online store. I have shopped with them and every time they are sooooooooo nice. The Cedar Leaf shawlette is in my queue, so how sweet would this be if I won?!?

Amy said...

Wow the HandMaiden yarn is beautiful. I love the color and is looks very soft.

Erin said...

I have never used Handmaiden, but it looks absolutely yummy!!! I've been eyeing some of Alana's patterns on Ravelry--such talent!

LBB said...

The yarn is beatiful! I've never used this yarn, but I would love the opportunity. Thank you for the generous giveaway....I hope I win!

kimz said...

I've never used HandMaiden, but would LOVE to try it. Just digging myself out of my Malabrigo Worsted winter.

Amybel said...

Wow, great giveaway this week. Alana is so generous giving six of us a chance to win! I haven't used HandMaiden yarn before, but there's a first time for everything (hint, hint!!!).

Robin said...

I have some Casbah that is waiting for the perfect pattern to come along.

Ginny said...

I've never had the chance to use HandMaiden yarns, but the shawlette looks beautiful. I would love to be able to get the pattern.

Sarah B. said...

I haven't tried this yarn before, but that color is wonderful, so I would love to be picked to win it...

Kristina @ Freedom Lovers' Academy said...

That yarn is BEAUTIFUL! I've never tried it, but would love to try that pattern with that yarn. I think it would be absolutely wonderful. Thank you!

Maxine said...

I saw this pattern on Alana's blog and fell in love with it. I'd love to win the pattern and/or the yarn

MamaMay said...

Yummy yarn, and cookies! Never used the yarn before.

MamaMay on ravelry!

Alexa said...

I have never used HandMaiden yarn before, but it is so pretty! I can't wait to get my hands on some!

kristin said...

I have never used or even seen this yarn in my LYS, but it looks lovely! I do follow Alana's blog, though, and when I bumped into a problem problem with an order, found out personally that she is just a lovely person! The gals at One Planet were also fabulous!

Tracy said...

I haven't used Handmaiden yarns before.... and I am too distracted by how tasty those cookies look! Yum!

Kristy Lorenz said...

I've never had the chance to use this yarn. But I adore the color, actually I adore any yummy yarn that comes in shades of green, but I digress, I can so see how the Handmaiden yarn would work well with the Cedar Leaf pattern.

flossie said...

I haven't used Handmaiden yarn, but I love that colorway - it looks like moss!

KC Shortes said...

I have seen it but never used, Handmaiden Yarn. Looks Beautiful!

Sursi said...

I hadn't heard of Handmaiden yarn before, but it looks shiny and gorgeous even on a computer screen. And I LOVE chocolate chip cookies!

Holly said...

I haven't used any Handmaiden yarns before, but I just love Alana's podcast and blog, and her Cedar Leaf Shawlette pattern!

I only found her podcast about six weeks ago, but I've already listened to all of the episodes and I can't wait for the next!

mildawg said...

That is gorgeous yarn! I have never used it before, but it looks fantastic.
Congratulations to Alana!

Carrie said...

I have used Handmaiden and LOVE IT. I have used the Seasilk for 3 projects, it is really beautiful. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I have only ever petted this yarn before. No knitting experience with it yet but I am hoping to change that soon. I am currently working my way through the old podcasts of nevernotknitting and am loving it.
Thanks for the chance to enter, tashbalaz on ravelry

livin4fishin said...

I actually have purchased two hanks of handmaiden sea silk. I love the texture and the colors. The colorway is bronze. I plan on knitting a shawl with it. Have tried twice and had to frog due to putting down the project and not marking where I left off. The yarn is easy to use and is nice to knit with. The end results are absolutley fabulous!!!

Daniela said...

I have not knitted with this yarn... yet! But green is my favorite color so I want to win so badly!!!
Thanks for the opportunity!!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Wow. Chocolate cookies, yarn, AND a pattern to go with it? Add a nice latte and I'd be all set for the week! :)

PS: I love the watermelon pattern on her site...my daughters would love that!

Ang said...

Oh goodness - I've never had the extra cash to try some of this yarn, but I've heard so many good things!! Loved the interview!

Heidi said...

Whoa! How fortuitous! I just started listening to Alana's podcasts(starting from the first one!) this week. I found her because a wonderful friend who lives far away from me "faved" her Cedar Leaf Shawlette. I "gifted" the pattern to her to let her know I was thinking of her. Then I was thinking of myself in that shawlette... I've never tried Handmaiden yarn before, but maybe I'll get my chance soon!
Heidi
bigheidi on ravelry

kjt said...

Love Alana and her patterns. I haven't used this yarn yet, but it looks gorgeous and it may end up getting drooled on...

aiyakjt on ravelry

knittinwolf said...

Alana is the sweetest girl just like what you hear on the podcast and soooo talented! Treasure our many years of friendship. I'm knittinwolf on ravelry.

C@ said...

Ive heard that the yarn is wonderful and I cant wait to get a skein of it one day. Also Alana's patterns are wonderful.

Christa said...

The cedar leaf shawlette is gorgeous. I have knit once with handmaiden seacell sock yarn and it had great stitch definition. I'd love the chance to work with othe handmaiden yarns.

Steff said...

A cookie recipe AND a pattern with beautiful yarn!! Wow, good luck to everyone!! Have a wonderful day!

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

I love Alana ! I follow her blog and envy her talent. I have not yet used the yarn but I would love to knit the Cedar leaf pattern with it!!

Joyce said...

I have not used the Handmaiden yarn as yet. I've been listening to Alana since the beginning. I love her podcast

Passionknitly said...

Alana tweeted about your contest and I love the style of your blog! I'm adding it to my blog feeds!

I've used Handmaiden Double Sea Silk for a tank top last year. I loved knitting with it! It was so soft and the tank top is my favorite spring/summer handknit!

Stasia said...

I have used Handmaiden yarns, and the colors are GORGEOUS! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

CabbageSalad said...

I have been a fan of Alana's podcast--love the music and comments--plus the beautiful photos. This is the first time reading the blog and listening to your interview. I have not tried Handmaiden yarns. Thank U for making fibers/knitting FUN!!!

Christine said...

Oh my..this is a giveaway to die for.

Handmaiden is like silken dreams....you want to revisit it again and again. OH..and lovely to knit with.

Meg said...

I have used several of the Handmaiden yarns ... Casbah is my current favorite. They are wonderful and I cannot recommend them highly enough!

nasseknits said...

I've never used Handmaiden before but the color is fabulous. Though I have never listened to Alana's podcasts, I have enjoyed reading her blog!

~D. said...

I haven't used the yarn before, but holy cow I love Alana's designs and I loved the interview! (Heck, wave a chocolate chip cookie in my face and I'll love anything.)

Sidney said...

I've used Handmaiden Sea Silk for a baby sweater and it was amazing! Love the colorway...

alligator said...

I have never tried any HandMaiden yarns but they look beautiful.
I am a regular reader of Alana's blog and listener of her podcast. I'm so glad to find this blog too, I've only had a chance to browse a little bit so far but I'm always excited to find new blogs to read!

YarnChic said...

Everything about this giveaway is yummy! Never had the pleasure to work w/ Hand Maiden Yarns before, but it looks beautiful. Love the pattern and yarn both! And the color is one of my fave! Would love to try the cookie recipe too. Looks just like the kind of homemade cookies that I like. Yum! Ok, I'm drooling on the keyboard. ;-) LOL Thanks for posting this giveaway. Fingers crossed!

Cotton Yarn said...

Novelty yarns are yarn s with an interesting texture or other notably unusual features that distinguish them from ordinary yarn like cotton.

Melissa said...

I have never used the Handmaiden, but it looks delicious. Thanks again for a great interview and, I could use some of those cookies right about now :)

iddysticks said...

I've used Handmaiden Lady Godiva once for the Cedar leaf Shawlette. Very luxury yarn (which of course means it doesn't wear so well) but well worth it! Thanks for the great interview.

lilpixie said...

I've never used this yarn, but it looks like absolute heaven to knit with. I read Alana's blog faithfully and would love to try her pattern. Such a great giveaway. Thank you!

Vanessa said...

I've petted Handmaiden, but never actually knit w/ it!

slmiller8 said...

I have not yet used any of the Handmaiden yarns, but I'd love the chance...Thanks for the give-away.

Lydia W said...

I just love the interview with Alana. So nice and informal with quirky personal facts that made me smile and bring the voice & pen (oops keyboard) & lens behind the Pod/Blog alive.
I have not knitted with Handmaiden yarns before, though I would love to very much.
I must confess to having a penchant for luscious green shades. The last shawl I knitted was green with autumn orange tones and I loved it! You know that last shawl you knitted was wonderful when you over hear while standing in line at the store someone refer to that tall woman standing next to the woman in the beautiful green shawl, and you realize that you're the one in the green shawl! :)

Rachel said...

I love nevernotknitting I follow her to twitter and her blog and listen to her podcast. I would love to get my hands on the cedar leaf shawlette and some of that yarn!

Alex said...

I have been looking at Handmaiden Sea Silk for a long time, ever since I found a pattern for a shawl that uses it. I haven't worked up the courage to try it, however! Also, I got onto NeverNotKnitting via my Google Reader recommendations, and spent quite a while going through her most recent posts. I have yet to listen to the podcast, but now I guess I will have to! :)

Sara said...

I've never tried that yarn, but it's beautiful---like the cedar leaf shawlet!

Julie said...

Have not used Handmaiden yarns before and that green is sooo yummy looking. I plan to listen to Alana's latest podcast today, it's been a long week already and it's only Tuesday!

JodyH said...

I haven't had a chance to use any Handmaiden yarns, but they look beautiful! Hope I win!

Marlitharn said...

I've never had the chance to use Handmaiden yarn - or even see any in real life - but it looks lovely! *crosses fingers*

Kristin said...

I have not used handmaiden, but I am familiar with it and also LOVE Alana's blog and podcast.

PS I love cookies too!!

Milosmom said...

Wow how exciting! I recently discovered Alana's site and wonderful patterns. However I have not yet tried the handmaiden yarns. Keeping knitting needles crossed.
Milosmom

Susan said...

I have never tried the yarn before but would love to!! I love Alana and her work and her blog and her podcast. She is really fun! Thanks for interviewing her. What a great listen:)

susan b anderson
ravelry name: susanbanderson

Lydia said...

i love listening to never not knitting-she has inspired me to knit toys, and i think her designs are awesome. thanks for the chances to win.

peacefullyknitting.com said...

Alana is so very talented in knitting, designing and pod-casting. While I've never used Handmaiden yarns before it would be such a treat to give it a try, especially after seeing Alana use this gorgeous yarn for her Cedar Leaf pattern. Thank you for another great giveaway!

Trixie said...

The yarn looks beautiful - and I now have a new knitting podcast to listen too. . .YAY!!!!!

jill pickle said...

Hi!

I love listening to you! I also love the yarn you pick out!

Stefanie said...

Wow, I just found your blog through Alana's blog. I've never tried Hand Maiden yarn before, but have always wanted to. Thanks for the chance to win a couple skeins!

The Mom said...

I have used the yarn, I love it!!Tahks for the giveaway!!!

Carla said...

I just found you through Never Not Knitting! So glad that I did-

Kay said...

I have never used this yarn before but I would love to try it.

Allison said...

I've never used Handmaiden yarns, but I have seen so many beautiful versions of that shawlette. I'd love to make one of my own!

Jane said...

I love the Cedarleaf Shawl pattern and would love the opportunity to try HandMaiden Yarns. Great interview.

Tamara said...

Never Not Knitting is my fav podcast... so obviously I'm all about the Cedar Leaf Shawlette!

-Tamara
bbank334 (at) hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have never tried this yarn but read "Never not Knitting" often. Thank you for this wonderful oppertunity

Anne said...

I have yet to see Handmaiden in any of the yarn shops around here...sad! But I regularly read Never Not Knitting and I absolutely love her Cedar Leaf shawl! It's gorgeous, as are many of her patterns!!

Rachel said...

I've never knit with the yarn but have admired it from afar, one of these days I'm going to go for it and buy a skein because it's so lovely!

momsue84 said...

I have used Handmaiden yarns before and love them. I have used Sea Silk, Lady Godiva, and Wooly Silk 3 ply. The colors are so gorgeous! Never tried a Handmaiden yarn I didn't love.

melosa said...

I have never had the chance to use Handmaiden yarns, but have been dying for the opportunity. And what a wonderful colorway to go with Alana's fabulous pattern. Thank you for putting together this giveaway.

Ibunnysavetroy said...

I've never used handmaiden yarns, but it's on my mental list of "yarn to try before I die" (I still have a while). But I LOVE those colors. Gorgeous shawl too.

Whitney said...

Wonderful wonderful giveaway. I have never used Handmaiden yarns before & would love to win his. i have been listening to Alana's podcast since she first started & she keeps me company while I drive a lot for work.

Cate said...

I've never used the yarn. The pattern is so pretty! would love to try it.

Cindy said...

Beautiful yarn and yummy cookies - thanks for the opportunity!

Jaime P said...

I have used the yarns and they're wonderful!

Jamie said...

Oh My Gosh. That colour is so gorgeous! I have never used it before, but am now drooling!

jamie at jamsideup dot com

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous yarn and yummy cookies! Great giveaway! I don't have any Handmaiden yarn and have never used it yet. I listen to Alana's podcast also.

Shannon Y. said...

The yarn is beautiful! I've not used it before but would love to. The Cedar Leaf pattern is wonderful too as is everything Alana puts out. Thanks for your generous giveaway.

Cathy A. said...

I found your blog because Alana tweeted about it on Twitter. I've added it to my RSS reader. Thanks for offering these great prizes!!! I'd love a chance to win!

Jessica said...

Wow!! Great give away! I haven't had a chance to use this yarn, but I know from the NNK podcast that it is wonderful!! Hope I win so I can try it out for myself!
jpeled on ravelry.

Kassia said...

I have not yet knit with Handmaiden yarns but I'm constantly drooling over their colorways! Gorgeous!! :)

Oh and I love Alana's podcast... such fun to listen to. :D

Paula said...

I'm a fan of Never Not Knitting and I'm glad Alana pointed me to your blog. Please count me in the drawing! Thanks.

Erin said...

I've never tried Handmaiden before. That color is gorgeous. Keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks.

Jennifer said...

Alana's patterns are lovely, and her photographs are sublime. I've never used Handmaiden yarn, but I'm that cedar color is gorgeous. I think I must introduce a skein of that into my stash very, very soon.

Susan G said...

I've never had the opportunity to use HandMaiden Yarns - but follow Alana's Blog.

Thanks for the opportunity

Carol said...

I haven't used Handmaiden before, but it's always stunning when I see it in yarn stores. I loved the skype podcast with Alana. It was interesting to learn more about her and I'm excited that she's gonna upsize the Spring Garden Tee for adults. The bits of lace make it such a cute pattern.

Ashley said...

Oh I love this!

Betsy said...

I made the most wonderful hat out of some Handmaiden yarn. I would love to knit something else with it!

Anonymous said...

I love knitting with Handmaiden yarn and the colors are luscious!

Lily said...

I have some hand maiden casbah in my stash that is waiting to be knit up! In the most lovely "straw" colorway. Love NNK!

Annette Lewek said...

I have used this yarn and it's like pure butter in your hands. I love never not knitting's podcast.

Grace said...

i have a skein of sea silk in my stash waiting to be used, but i have yet to use it. i have seen it knit up and i think its gorgeous, though.

Kathleen said...

I love Never Not Knitting and would love a chance to win!

Jen said...

I love Alana's patterns! I've only made one of hers but it was so beautiful! I was so encouraged to hear she is self taught. I am also. I always feel like, when I'm teaching others to knit, I'm apologizing that I don't know the "proper" way to do some things because I learned to do it my own way! I guess as long as you get the results you want!

I've never used handmaiden yarns but would love to try! And I would love to win this giveaway!

Rachel said...

Alana and Lady Godiva in one posting? How can I not enter? GIGGLES

Thanks for hosting this give away--fingers crossed!!! XXXXX

Kelly B. said...

Thanks for the great interview! I love the Never Not Knitting blog. I am pretty new to knitting (only 5 months) so I have not had the opportunity to use Hand maiden yarns, but the skien that is pictured is gorgeous (and my favorite color). :)

Kelly-ann said...

I have a few skeins of Casbah marinating in my stash waiting for the right project! I love the colorways from Handmaiden.

Jim Darkmagic and Emma Richmond said...

I personally follow Alana's blog,I am a huge fan of her patterns!

I have knit several things in Handmaiden as well, and I have to say, it's definitely one of my favorite yarns. I've been stashing away colors I like and trying to figure out what my next Handmaiden project will be. It's just so darn soft!

Jenny said...

I am a regular listener of Alana's podcast, and I'm always excited to discover other knitting blogs, like YarnOnTheHouse. I haven't used Handmaiden yarn, but I can't imagine trying the Cedar Leaf Shawlette without it. I, too, LOVE leaf patterns. And green looks great on me! ;-)

Sassafrass said...

Like some who follow this blog, I haven't used HandMaiden yarn either.

The colors of this yarn and the professed quality by other commenters makes me want to go out and get some!

emxlenie said...

i love alana's blog and i have never used that yarn but i'm always up for trying yummylicious yarn

Renee (neejess) Rav said...

Never used Handmaiden yarns before. Wonderful giveaway... Yarn Pattern & cookie recipe.... Yummy

Mrs. 1950s said...

How exciting! I just found Alana's blog and have been listening to her podcast on my day off as I clean the house, or more often, not clean the house while I knit instead!

Heather said...

I have this pattern in my queue on Ravelry, but haven't bought it yet. It's beautiful and so is the yarn!

Jill said...

I have not used this yarn before, but love Alana's patterns and listen to her podcast eagerly. I want to receive your blogposts too!

The Werling's said...

What a great interview! The give away yarn is YUMMY! I have not used Handmaiden Yarns yet, but would love to! What a great blog.

Happy Knitting!
Amanda
amanda dot werling at gmail dot com

Cassandra said...

I love Handmaiden yarn made a few things with it. I would love to make the Shawlette.

I read Never Not Knitting all the time and now I will add your site to my list of Blogs.

Would love to win. Thank you for giving us a chance to win.
Cassandra Wong
P.O. Box 544
Stoughton, WI 53589

Pam said...

I am loving your site, and the fun discoveries with every blog post, can't wait.

Laura said...

I haven't tried any Hand Maiden yarn yet but love Fleece Artist and expect I will love the HM as well (I am drooling over that green). Looking forward to hearing the interview with Alana!

Grace said...

Oh WoW! I have not used this yarn but it sounds so lovely just like it's name. I would love to try it sometime!

goldwman said...

OMG! Handmaiden Yarn - if you haven't used it yet - hurry up and don't waste time. It's fab!

becky said...

I haven't tried this yarn before. I love the cedar leaf pattern.

Anonymous said...

I've drooled over Hand Maiden yarn on many occasions, but alas have not had the opportunity to knit with it yet. :-( I do enjoy never not knitting podcast.

Sheri said...

I haven't tried this yarn yet but it is on my list.

Sheri in KY
Momasly@yahoo.com

trh said...

I've never used Handmaiden yarns before, but if that's what she used to make Cedar Leaf, the yarn is absolutely gorgeous (so is the pattern). I am going now to check out One Planet and maybe buy some yarn . . .

RRM said...

I have never used Handmaiden yarn yet, but it looks so beautiful I will definitly consider it in the future. I love checking out Alana's blog every week always so interesting she is very talented.
Thank You for the giveaway.

Jacqueline F. said...

I've never tried handmaiden yarns before but after seeing the cedar leaf pattern, I'll definitely want to try both the yarn and the pattern.

The Chase Family said...

I haven't tried Handmaiden yarn before, but it looks beautiful. And the Cedar Leaf pattern is one I've looked at several times!

c.pardon said...

I've never used Handmaiden yarn before, but I would love to! Green is one of my all time favorite colors and I could envision this turning into a lovely lace shawl.

Mercy said...

I've never used this yarn before. I just heard about Never Not Knitting and can't wait to listen.

midwifemom@clearwire.net

Pam said...

I've used Handmaiden Casbah for a pair of gloves for my MIL. Both colors & fiber are beautiful. They were a pleasure to make!

diane said...

What would not be to love about yarn called "Lady Godiva"?!? I read her blog, but don't really know how to listen to a podcast (I know it's not very "hip" of me to admit that). Maybe I need to learn......

Missy said...

I have never used this yarn before, but would LOVE the opportunity!

Krystal said...

I have not had the opportunity to use this yarn yet, but I have been looking at it for along time. I just found your blog and I love it.

Soto Sister said...

I have never used any Handmaiden yarns, but I would love to!

Knitschmidt said...

I have never used Handmaiden yarns before, and that seems wrong. Help, please! ;)Thanks for a great giveaway!

Julie said...

I made an adorable baby hat, wrap jacket and leggings from HandMaiden yarns. It is delicious.

krystal said...

Love this pattern I've been wanting to make it a long time, and the yarn is lovely as well !

Bonnie said...

I have used Godiva and I love it. It has a beautiful hand. The shawlette pattern is gorgeous.

Ohsewcrafty said...

I've used the Handmaiden Silk Twist for a lace scarf in the "Stardust" colorway- it's a really lovely yarn. I would love to try the Lady Godiva for Cedar Leaf.

Frankie said...

I haven't used this yarn before, but I did feel it at my LYS and it was scrumptuous! What a great giveaway -- love it!!

heather said...

Handmaiden yarns are definitely lusciouss!! I've used the SeaSilk, and it was really a treat. Thanks for the giveaway!

Holly Marie said...

What a lovely post and giveaway. I am a big fan of Never Not Knitting. I have not used any of the Handmaiden Yarns, but it looks like a delightful yarn to try.

Maegwin said...

I have used the Handmaiden Casbah before and it is sooo soft. The pair of socks I made with them are my favorites. I would love to try the Godiva. I love Alana's patterns. The ones she makes for her daughter are so beautiful.

Rachel R. said...

I've never used Handmaiden, though I've been dying to! Thanks so much for the link to Never Not Knitting - somehow I've not stumbled across it before, but I'll be a regular reader now!

Rachel R. in Kentucky

craftygirl83 said...

Haven't used Handmaiden before, but I have used Fleece Artist though, which is Handmaiden's sister company. This colorway and pattern are gorgeous, though, and I'd love to win! I've been listening to Alana's podcast since the beginning and she's wonderful! :)

LFRIES said...

I used Handmaiden's Mini Maiden in a Swallowtail Shawl and adored it! I'd love the chance to try out Lady Godiva ... hint hint :)

Ólöf said...

I´ve followed never not knitting for a while and have been wanting to knit her cedar leaf pattern. I´ve just been looking for the best yarn for it and I´ve been busy knitting other things. I love the yarn though. Yummy!

cyndie32 said...

I've never tried Handmaiden yarn, but I love the Cedar Leaf pattern. I'd love to give it a try!!

Krafty_Katie said...

I have never tried this yarn before but I am such a green lover I know I would truly love this yarn!

Jennie said...

Found you through Alana's blog! Now, I have one more awesome blog to read!!

Sidra said...

I love reading Alana's blog. The photos of her projects are wonderful.

Shelly said...

Trying this again - hope I didn't double post on accident.... I am a regular listener to Alana's podcast and am excited to find your blog through her. It is lovely. Never used Hand Maiden Yarns but have wanted to.. :)

Julianne said...

I'm a huge fan of Alana's blog and podcast. Thanks for the interview. I've never tried the Handmaiden before but would love to, maybe you can change that for me!

morewithles said...

Thank you so much for this awesome interview. I am a huge Alana fan (and even was a featured knitting story once!). I have used Handmaiden Lady Godiva -- in fact, it was for the Cedar Leaf Shawlette! I receive a lot of compliments on that! :) THANKS again for the fun interview!

Katelyn said...

Such an amazing giveaway! I've only had the pleasure of working with Hand Maiden's Casbah and Sea Silk, but the Lady Godiva looks incredible! And with a gorgeous pattern to match, someone is going to be a very lucky winner. ;)

Anonymous said...

I loved your interview with Alana! I have been listening to her podcast for quite a while, and have knit several of her patterns. I have never used Handmaiden yarns, but know they are wonderful...pick me, pick me!
KnittyBarb

Angela said...

How beautiful... the yarn and the pattern! Thanks for introducing me to Alana and One Planet Yarn!

Sonja said...

I used Handmaiden Mini Maiden in Heemlock to knit Travelling Woman. Love it!
Thanks for the contest!

Andrea said...

2 skeins of HandMaiden silken are awaiting my chance to begin a shawl. It is yummy yarn!

Sherri said...

I haven't ever used HandMaiden yarn, but it's gorgeous and I've heard nothing but good things about it. It has glowing reviews on Ravelry. I hope to be able to knit with some soon, and will certainly be able to do so if I am a lucky winner ;).

Thanks for offering such a generous giveaway!

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